Tech Net News 10-20-2018

2018JOTA-Patch-Design-300x297Don’t forget that Tech Net on the Hill is coming up. The details have been posted! Also, Turkey Trot is approaching fast, and you should sign up to help. It’s a really unique way to spend a holiday morning!

The contest and special event calendar has some fun events for this weekend. Jamboree on the Air is going on right now. Have you heard any Scouts on the air?

We also have the 10-10 International Fall CW QSO Party and State QSO parties in New York and Illinois. The biggest contest this weekend, though, is the Pre-Stew: the fall edition of the Stew Perry Distance Challenge, a famously friendly 160-meter contest.

UPDATE: Larry, N5PQO, brought this article to the net on AI speech recognition and amateur radio. “Make amateur radio cool again!” https://towardsdatascience.com/make-amateur-radio-cool-again-said-mr-artificial-intelligence-36cb32978fb2

UPDATE: Bill, KF5ZBL, provided a link with more information about the dish slot antenna that Gus, W5GUS, mentioned during the net. http://w6nbc.com/articles/20xx-dishslot.pdf

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Skynet 10-20-18 Mariner 10! & Constellation Perseus 9PM

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SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Mariner 10!” and “Tour of the Constellation Perseus”

Net Control: Tony NT5TM

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “Mad Max” (1979)
2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

NO STREAM TONIGHT

Youtube.com Search “DARC Skynet”
Facebook.com Search “DARC Skynet”
Twitch.tv Search “KE5ICX”

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